Fortunately I don’t have to hunt for stuff to draw for Every Day in May. I have quite an assignment list going thanks to my card trading on ATCSforall.com and IllustratedAtcs.com. I signed up for a Harry Potter character swap (I’m such a Potter nerd) so I worked on my cards for Day 27. I had a good time coming up with Malfoy family characters. I tried making a Hermione card for a host gift, but she came out looking so passive–not Hermione at all.
I thought I would try to stretch myself and try my hand at something a little more inventive. I signed up for a swap called Colorful Funky Whimsy People over at atcsforall.com. I really had a hard time with it. I sat down and realized how rusty my imagination is. I was fairly tempted to withdraw from the swap, but I stuck with it. I’m so glad I did. This is the first drawing I have done in ages without some sort of reference. After throwing away a few cards I really hit my stride and came up with these drawings. My favorite is the lady with the glasses and the cheetah-patterned hat.
This is the last in this “The Office” series of drawings. Here is the long suffering Dawn Tinsley played by Lucy Davis. She’s the gal who gives zombie impersonation lessons in Shaun of the Dead. Fun movie by the way.
I really love doing these achromatic pieces. I know most people love color, but I’m attracted to the simplicity of black and white. I think it’s because I’ve been addicted to black and white movies for as long as I can remember. But I think I need to do something with a little color to perk things up around here. But I make no promises…